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FERLINGHETTI, Lawrence, & Nancy J. Peters.

Literary San Francisco.

A pictorial history from its beginnings to the present day.

San Francisco, City Lights Books; Harper & Row, 1980 Stock Code: 141947
£1,500.00

Inscribed to Carolyn Cassady

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Notes

First edition, 84th printing, presentation copy inscribed to Beat icon, Carolyn Cassady, "For Carolyn in San Francisco on 'Literary San Francisco Day' 22 Sept 80", signed by both authors on the front free endpapers, and Cassady's annotations, on p. 179, correcting the text in her own entry, about her book Off the Road (1990).
The recipient, Carolyn Cassady (1923-2013), lead an "extraordinary life with the Beat writers Neal Cassady, her husband, and Jack Kerouac, her lover. Carolyn was an unlikely, and in many ways an unwilling, Beat icon herself" (The Guardian). She also became a frequent character in Kerouac's work.

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Description

Folio. Original green cloth boards, titles in gilt to spine, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Housed in custom green cloth chemise and matching slipcase with titles in gilt to spine.

Illustrations

Numerous monochrome illustrations and photographic reproductions.

Condition

Notably unfaded, internally crisp. A fine copy in the near-fine jacket, a touch toned, a few edge-splits, else bright and not price-clipped.

Bibliography

James Campbell, "Carolyn Cassady obituary", The Guardian, 23 Sept. 2013.

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